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Study programme Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations

Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor’s degree has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with trade associations such as Sales Management Association, Ecommerce Foundation and Thuiswinkel.org and experts with a wealth of practical experience. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.

Curriculum bachelor programme

Below, you will find an overview of the courses and projects you will attend at Tio’s Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is divided into four components: e-commerce, marketing, sales & branding, international and internship & final thesis.  
Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).

E-commerce

Creative concept design

The creation of a marketing concept. Develop and present an unforgettable experience or product.

Digital student company

Together with your fellow students you set up their own online company. Jointly devise a product, conduct market research to see what the odds are, prepare a business plan, sell shares and then really get to work!

Every entrepreneur has a dream: to get the highest market share, to be appreciated by his customers, and to make a tremendous turnover; in short, entrepreneurs enjoy challenges. To make this dream come true, you require: perseverance, internal motivation, a range of skills and in particular much practical experience. This is precisely what the ‘Digital Student Company’ project offers students. By taking part in the ‘Digital Student Company’ project, you will discover what challenges and opportunities entrepreneurship offers.

In this project you will become acquainted with entrepreneurship and develop important skills. In the student company, you can get experience on numerous aspects of entrepreneurship. In the company you will carry out all the activities yourselves: the purchasing, the preparation of the production, the manufacturing of the product or having it manufactured or imported, the marketing, the sales, the financial administration and the personnel administration. For this purpose, you can use the knowledge and skills that you learned in other courses, such as Marketing, Methods and Techniques and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Students start their own company

Digital marketing

Knowledge and application of digital marketing, with which the marketing objectives of the company are realized through online and interactive media.

E-commerce week

During the e-commerce week project you will take a look behind the scenes of a well known company. You will follow workshops and help the company with an online marketing challenge they are currently encountering. Will your team develop the best strategy to tackle their online marketing problems? 

E-commerce

Buying and selling of goods and services over the internet. Think of booking a hotel or trip or selling products through a webshop.

E-commercetools

After the theory you will now get started with practical e-commerce tools such as Hootsuite, MailChimp and Hubspot. These tools or equivalent programs are among the basic tools of an e-commerce department.

Every week the theoretical background of a tool is briefly discussed, after which you dive into the tool yourself to carry out a number of assignments.

Guest lectures

Three guest lecture days, workshops given by experts from within the industry.

Search engine marketing

Search engine marketing is the specialty that makes web pages findable in search engines. You learn digital analysis through Google Analytics, advertising in search engines and how to reach high rankings in search engine search results (SEO).

Supply chain management

Make or buy, vendor rating, benchmarking, purchasing processes, contracting, negotiating.

Web design

How do you create the perfect web design? During this course you will develop skills and knowledge that helps you to brief a web designer and talk about web design with professionals in the field. Also you will work with CMS, the backend of a website, yourself.

CoursesProjects
Creative concept design2
Digital student company8
Digital marketing4
E-commerce week2
E-commerce6
 
E-commercetools2
 
Guest lectures1
 
Search engine marketing4
 
Supply chain management2
 
Web design2
 
Courses
Creative concept design2
Digital marketing4
E-commerce6
E-commercetools2
Guest lectures1
Search engine marketing4
Supply chain management2
Web design2
Projects
Digital student company8
E-commerce week2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Marketing, sales & branding

Account management

How to best handle and satisfy your (future) clients needs and maintain a good relationship with them.

Branding

Get to know the ins and outs about branding during the Project Branding. Research your favourite brand, make a collage for various target audiences, visit a company that is known for its strong brand profile and eventually create your own brand. You will develop a logo, brand profile and promotion strategy for this brand.

Branding

What is a brand? And how can you develop and manage a brand?

Marketing communication plan

In a marketing communication plan you will further develop the strategic marketing plan. Think of the best way to use the marketing communication mix; Product, Place, Promotion, Price, People, Process and Physical evidence.

Business correspondence

Writing business letters, commercial texts, reports.

Sales week

For the implementation of this project, there is close collaboration with the trade association Sales Management Association (SMA). In collaboration with SMA, various events are organised during the sales week. For example, a guest lecture from the Young Sales Professional of the Year, a behind the scenes at a company affiliated with SMA and a speed date event with SMA members. A great opportunity to get acquainted with potential future employers.

Sales week project @ Tio University

Commercial skills

During the commercial skills course you will work on your commercial skills. You learn to recruit prospects, conduct a structured sales call, negotiate and deal with complaints.

Consumer behaviour

What are the reasons behind certain behaviours of consumers and how can you use this in your advantage?

Digital sales

At the digital sales course you will learn about CRM systems and social selling and how to use these effectively during sales activities. 

Marketing

Analysis of trends and developments, competition analysis, swot-analysis, confrontation matrix. Purchaser’s behaviour, market segmentation, positioning, marketing mix, promotion.

Marketing communication

Consumers are confronted with hundreds of advertisments, commercials and posters everyday. How can your message stand out and best reach your target audience? During this course you will get all the ins and outs about marketing communication and learn how to develop your own marketing communication plan step-by-step.

Master classes

Various master classes in e-commerce, marketing and sales.

Sales management

Of course you want to hit all your targets. Therefore you need to manage the sales department well; get organised, evaluate and adjust techniques and activities to get the best results possible.

Sales skills

Sales, sales, sales! After completing the sales skills course you can sell anything. You are prepped like a true sales trainee and will get to know all the tips and tricks about sales.

Strategic marketing

Strategic analyses, confrontation matrix, marketing mix, operational marketing plan, strategic plan.

CoursesProjects
Account management2
Branding4
Branding2
Marketing communication plan4
Business correspondence6
Sales week2
Commercial skills2
 
Consumer behaviour2
 
Digital sales2
 
Marketing8
 
Marketing communication4
 
Master classes0
 
Sales management4
 
Sales skills2
 
Strategic marketing4
 
Courses
Account management2
Branding2
Business correspondence6
Commercial skills2
Consumer behaviour2
Digital sales2
Marketing8
Marketing communication4
Master classes0
Sales management4
Sales skills2
Strategic marketing4
Projects
Branding4
Marketing communication plan4
Sales week2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

International entrepreneurship

Company visits

Visits to, for example, advertisement companies, webshops and multinationals. 

International study trip

A trip across Europe where you visit a partner school, attend an international lecture and visit international companies. Under the guise of 'learning by doing' you learn even better to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. A perfect mix of business and pleasure.

Study trip to Tallinn for marketing students

Communication

Presentation techniques, providing advice, interview techniques, bad news interviews, meetings, assertivity. 

Management game

You compete with your management team against other teams to run the best company. Financing, purchasing, yield management, marketing, management skills, everything will be handled. 

Corporate communication

Corporate identity, image, brochures, advertisements, press communication, dm, annual reports. 

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is a form of doing business in which People, Planet and Profit are central.

Cross-cultural communication

Intercultural interaction, communication and conflict management, cultural sensitivity. Dealing with cultural differences within a team, to use cultural differences to achieve optimal results.

English

Industry-oriented communication at management level, listening, reading and writing of social as well as work related texts.

Finance & accounting

The ambition level of the Finance & Accounting course is to teach students the theoretical and practical principles of business economics. In the first and second year the course outlines financing a company and costs of the company. In the third year you will gain insight into financial reporting. 

Information management

During and after your bachelor course you will get to work with CRM, CMS and other information systems. Together with the IT department you convert information needs and wishes into information applications, in which you as key user play a big role in the design and improvement of these systems.

Introduction to finance & accounting

Introduction to business economics, where you learn important basic principles of business economics. 

Exemption for students whose pre-education included Management & Organisation or Business Economics.

Management skills

Leading meetings, motivating others, conflict management, conversation techniques, management styles. 

Operations management

Efficiency and effectiveness of business processes in the hospitality industry. Design and analysis of processes, quality assurance. 

Organisational behaviour

Management process, information flow, organisational culture, organisational models, decision-making process, management change.

Professional development

Careers counselling, competence development, job interview training.

Project management

Working together, taking initiative and participating in the project team.

Law

Trademark law, intellectual property rights, corporate law. 

CoursesProjects
Company visits0
International study trip2
Communication2
Management game4
Corporate communication2
 
Corporate social responsibility2
 
Cross-cultural communication2
 
English6
 
Finance & accounting10
 
Information management4
 
Introduction to finance & accounting2
 
Management skills2
 
Operations management2
 
Organisational behaviour4
 
Professional development3
 
Project management2
 
Law2
 
Courses
Company visits0
Communication2
Corporate communication2
Corporate social responsibility2
Cross-cultural communication2
English6
Finance & accounting10
Information management4
Introduction to finance & accounting2
Management skills2
Operations management2
Organisational behaviour4
Professional development3
Project management2
Law2
Projects
International study trip2
Management game4

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Internship & final thesis

During the two (international) internships, you will apply what you have learned into practice. Everything comes together in your final thesis.

Data analysis

Applying business models, gathering information and drawing conclusions.

Final thesis

You are going to do research independently or within a company.
Graduation plays an important role within the bachelor programme. During your final thesis project you work as a professional to bring your knowledge and skills into practice. You will be working on developing the latest skills you need for your future profession. Graduation takes place through the successful execution and completion of a final thesis. This thesis assignment is usually done for an organisation with a problem. Students can also do a final thesis assignment at the one of the professorships of Tio, or graduate independently. During the graduation, the student carries out applied research. That means deliberate and methodical search for knowledge and understanding concerning practical problems, in the form of answers to previously asked questions.

Preparation for the final thesis

The aim of this course is to prepare for the final thesis assignment by laying the foundations for the independent research assignment and writing a final thesis proposal.

Market research

Working in groups of two, students will complete a sector-related research assingment (qualitative research, quantitative research, or a combination of the two). Students must formulate a research problem, set up an investigation, assemble data, analyse the data and draw conclusions. A research report will be submitted as an end product.

Research methods

The research methods course aims to teach students various research skills. In particular the practical aspects of research. The research proces is discussed in all its aspects, such as the preparation of a problem statement, the choice of a research method, questionnaire structure, fieldwork and reporting.

Minor

Besides the major, during which you attend the subjects of the curriculum, you can choose a minor of 20 ECs or two minors of 10 ECs to specialise and further expand your knowledge. Which minor suits you best?

Free choice

You can organise 4 ECs by yourself. For example help at one of the edcation fairs Tio participates in or assist on the open day.

(International) Internships

Chose an (international) internship to gain your first work experience. The two internship periods are at least 13 weeks.

CoursesProjects
Data analysis2
Final thesis30
Preparation for the final thesis2
Market research4
Research methods6
Minor20
Free choice4
(International) Internships40
Courses
Data analysis2
Preparation for the final thesis2
Research methods6
Free choice4
Projects
Final thesis30
Market research4
Minor20
(International) Internships40

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes. 

Optional

The courses listed below are optional and therefore not mandatory. 

Additional language

German 1-2 and/or Spanish 1-2. Only German 1 and Spanish 1 are at beginner’s level.

Wine study

Wine knowledge, food & wine combinations, vinification, gastronomy, wine tasting and optional wine trip.

Optional courses
Additional language4
Wine study2
Optional courses
Additional language4
Wine study2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Curriculum associate degree programme

Below, you will find an overview of the courses and projects you will attend at Tio’s Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Organisations bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is divided into four components: e-commerce, marketing, sales & branding, international and internship.    

E-commerce

Creative concept design

The creation of a marketing concept. Develop and present an unforgettable experience or product.

E-commerce week

During the e-commerce week project you will take a look behind the scenes of a well known company. You will follow workshops and help the company with an online marketing challenge they are currently encountering. Will your team develop the best strategy to tackle their online marketing problems? 

Digital marketing

Knowledge and application of digital marketing, with which the marketing objectives of the company are realized through online and interactive media.

E-commerce

Buying and selling of goods and services over the internet. Think of booking a hotel or trip or selling products through a webshop.

E-commercetools

After the theory you will now get started with practical e-commerce tools such as Hootsuite, MailChimp and Hubspot. These tools or equivalent programs are among the basic tools of an e-commerce department.

Every week the theoretical background of a tool is briefly discussed, after which you dive into the tool yourself to carry out a number of assignments.

Guest lectures

Three guest lecture days, workshops given by experts from within the industry.

Search engine marketing

Search engine marketing is the specialty that makes web pages findable in search engines. You learn digital analysis through Google Analytics, advertising in search engines and how to reach high rankings in search engine search results (SEO).

Web design

How do you create the perfect web design? During this course you will develop skills and knowledge that helps you to brief a web designer and talk about web design with professionals in the field. Also you will work with CMS, the backend of a website, yourself.

CoursesProjects
Creative concept design2
E-commerce week2
Digital marketing4
 
E-commerce4
 
E-commercetools2
 
Guest lectures1
 
Search engine marketing2
 
Web design2
 
Courses
Creative concept design2
Digital marketing4
E-commerce4
E-commercetools2
Guest lectures1
Search engine marketing2
Web design2
Projects
E-commerce week2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Marketing, sales & branding

Account management

How to best handle and satisfy your (future) clients needs and maintain a good relationship with them.

Branding

Get to know the ins and outs about branding during the Project Branding. Research your favourite brand, make a collage for various target audiences, visit a company that is known for its strong brand profile and eventually create your own brand. You will develop a logo, brand profile and promotion strategy for this brand.

Commercial skills

During the commercial skills course you will work on your commercial skills. You learn to recruit prospects, conduct a structured sales call, negotiate and deal with complaints.

Marketing communication plan

In a marketing communication plan you will further develop the strategic marketing plan. Think of the best way to use the marketing communication mix; Product, Place, Promotion, Price, People, Process and Physical evidence.

Digital sales

At the digital sales course you will learn about CRM systems and social selling and how to use these effectively during sales activities. 

Sales week

For the implementation of this project, there is close collaboration with the trade association Sales Management Association (SMA). In collaboration with SMA, various events are organised during the sales week. For example, a guest lecture from the Young Sales Professional of the Year, a behind the scenes at a company affiliated with SMA and a speed date event with SMA members. A great opportunity to get acquainted with potential future employers.

Sales week project @ Tio University

Marketing

Analysis of trends and developments, competition analysis, swot-analysis, confrontation matrix. Purchaser’s behaviour, market segmentation, positioning, marketing mix, promotion.

Master classes

Various master classes in e-commerce, marketing and sales.

Sales management

Of course you want to hit all your targets. Therefore you need to manage the sales department well; get organised, evaluate and adjust techniques and activities to get the best results possible.

Sales skills

Sales, sales, sales! After completing the sales skills course you can sell anything. You are prepped like a true sales trainee and will get to know all the tips and tricks about sales.

CoursesProjects
Account management2
Branding4
Commercial skills2
Marketing communication plan4
Digital sales2
Sales week2
Marketing4
 
Master classes0
 
Sales management4
 
Sales skills2
 
Courses
Account management2
Commercial skills2
Digital sales2
Marketing4
Master classes0
Sales management4
Sales skills2
Projects
Branding4
Marketing communication plan4
Sales week2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

International entrepreneurship

Company visits

Visits to, for example, advertisement companies, webshops and multinationals. 

Digital student company

Together with your fellow students you set up their own online company. Jointly devise a product, conduct market research to see what the odds are, prepare a business plan, sell shares and then really get to work!

Every entrepreneur has a dream: to get the highest market share, to be appreciated by his customers, and to make a tremendous turnover; in short, entrepreneurs enjoy challenges. To make this dream come true, you require: perseverance, internal motivation, a range of skills and in particular much practical experience. This is precisely what the ‘Digital Student Company’ project offers students. By taking part in the ‘Digital Student Company’ project, you will discover what challenges and opportunities entrepreneurship offers.

In this project you will become acquainted with entrepreneurship and develop important skills. In the student company, you can get experience on numerous aspects of entrepreneurship. In the company you will carry out all the activities yourselves: the purchasing, the preparation of the production, the manufacturing of the product or having it manufactured or imported, the marketing, the sales, the financial administration and the personnel administration. For this purpose, you can use the knowledge and skills that you learned in other courses, such as Marketing, Methods and Techniques and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Students start their own company

Communication

Presentation techniques, providing advice, interview techniques, bad news interviews, meetings, assertivity. 

Cross-cultural communication

Intercultural interaction, communication and conflict management, cultural sensitivity. Dealing with cultural differences within a team, to use cultural differences to achieve optimal results.

English

Industry-oriented communication at management level, listening, reading and writing of social as well as work related texts.

Finance & accounting

The ambition level of the Finance & Accounting course is to teach students the theoretical and practical principles of business economics. In the first and second year the course outlines financing a company and costs of the company. In the third year you will gain insight into financial reporting. 

Law

Trademark law, intellectual property rights, corporate law. 

Professional development

Careers counselling, competence development, job interview training.

CoursesProjects
Company visits0
Digital student company8
Communication2
 
Cross-cultural communication2
 
English6
 
Finance & accounting6
 
Law2
 
Professional development3
 
Courses
Company visits0
Communication2
Cross-cultural communication2
English6
Finance & accounting6
Law2
Professional development3
Projects
Digital student company8

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Internship

During the two (international) internships, you will apply what you have learned into practice.

Research methods

The research methods course aims to teach students various research skills. In particular the practical aspects of research. The research proces is discussed in all its aspects, such as the preparation of a problem statement, the choice of a research method, questionnaire structure, fieldwork and reporting.

(International) Internships

Chose an (international) internship to gain your first work experience. The two internship periods are at least 13 weeks.

CoursesProjects
Research methods6
(International) Internships40
Courses
Research methods6
Projects
(International) Internships40

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes. 

Optional

The courses listed below are optional and therefore not mandatory. 

Additional language

German 1-2 and/or Spanish 1-2. Only German 1 and Spanish 1 are at beginner’s level.

Wine study

Wine knowledge, food & wine combinations, vinification, gastronomy, wine tasting and optional wine trip.

Optional courses
Additional language4
Wine study2
Optional courses
Additional language4
Wine study2

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

(International) internships and final thesis

Tio believes in education with a practical focus. Besides the projects, the best examples of this approach are the internships and your final thesis. These have you put all your knowledge into practice and develop your communication and research skills. Many students therefore view the internships as one of the best parts of their education. 

Where will you be going for your internship next year?

Gain work experience during your internship at top organisations all over the world
Will you develop a new SEO strategy as a specialist at an online department store or show off you sales skills at one of the major players in the retail sector? The sky is the limit during your internship. At Tio, you complete two thirteenweek internships and a twenty-week research project at top organisations all over the world. Think of e.g. Oxfam in London, IQI in Kuala Lumpur or Armada Music in Amsterdam. This is the best way to discover all the ins and outs of your field. It is not only great for your personal development, but it also looks fantastic on your CV!

Internship period

Depending on whether you are taking a three or four-year programme, you either take part in two internships during the summer (three-year programme), or your second internship is scheduled during the third academic year (four-year programme). Internship positions automatically become available to Tio students as a result of Tio’s long-standing relationships with major companies in the industry. Students can also suggest their own internship positions. You complete your bachelor programme with a final thesis project at a company. After graduating, many students are offered a job at the company where they did their final thesis. 

Guidance

At the start of the academic year, your study coach will tell you everything you need to know about your internship. You can look into hundreds of available positions via Tio’s student web. Before you apply for an internship position, you must inform your internship coordinator about your preferences. Every internship organisation must demonstrate its ability to offer students the necessary guidance and supervision. You will be visited by your internship coordinator. Most students who take their internship abroad can also expect a visit. Every student will also receive guidance and supervision via telephone, Skype and email.

Exellent network

Tio maintains intensive contacts with companies and multinationals in the hotel, event, tourism and business industry. From ID&T and the Ritz-Carlton to ABN AMRO and from fonQ and TUI to Unilever.

Career event

Every year, Tio organises the Career Event for all its students. This is the perfect opportunity to look for an internship at the well-regarded companies that are present. You can also attend guest lectures and take part in workshops hosted by professionals from the industry.

Internship compensation

As a guideline for the compensation you will receive from your internship organisation, Tio has set a gross sum of €62 per week. However, there are also organisations which do not offer any internship compensation. 

Contribution

The internship organisation pays a fee for mediation and supervision to Tio (€23 per week). In some cases, the internship organisation will not pay this fee. In that case, these costs will be charged on to the student. The contribution will not be charged to students who graduate on their own. Foreign internship organisations (and the students who do their internship or final thesis project there) are exempt from this contribution.

Benefit from international experience

International experience on your CV is a plus. You learn to solve problems on your own, meet new people and improve your language skills. Tio therefore offers you plenty of opportunities to develop yourself on an international level. At several stages during your studies, you will have the opportunity to go abroad. 

International experience

All of Tio’s bachelor students gain international experience abroad, e.g. via an international internship, a final thesis project or a period spent studying abroad. You learn to solve problems on your own and to take initiatives. You come into contact with new cultures and improve your language skills. An internship lasts at least 13 weeks, although they can go on for a longer period of time in countries outside the Netherlands. Students are often required to be at least 18 years old to be eligible for an internship abroad.

Costs for an international internship

In Europe, you can live off of around €675 per month; €375 for housing and €300 for household expenses. A return ticket can be as cheap as €125. Outside Europe, the costs are often higher; the return ticket usually costs at least €1,500 and a visa costs another €320. These amounts are estimates. Students who receive student finance are eligible to receive compensation for the duration of their foreign internship in return for temporarily cancelling their public transportation card. Combined with the optional Erasmus Scholarship, this sum may be more than €400 per month.

The costs for an international internship are not included in the tuition fees.

Erasmus+ scholarship

The Erasmus+ Scholarship is a scholarship for bachelor students who want to study or take part in an internship abroad (within Europe). Whether or not a student can receive a scholarship depends on the sum allocated to Tio. Depending on the country, the Erasmus scholarship varies from €720 to €1.800 per application.

Visa

If a non-EU/EEA student completes a part of the study programme outside the Netherlands (e.g. internship, minor international exchange, international study trips), additional visa and/or work permits are required. Obtaining a visa and/or work permit is the student's own responsibility including the costs for these documents.

Excursions

Every year, you can take part in several intra- and extracurricular study trips, international excursions and excursions hosted by the Cognatio student society, including a winter sports trip.

Study abroad

Tio works together with various partner universities in and outside of Europe. During the minor phase, students can spend a semester studying abroad at one of Tio’s partner universities. With this, Tio offers students a perfect opportunity to develop themselves and prepare for an international career. Of course, a time spent studying abroad is also a wonderful personal experience. Students often live on a campus and study in an international class with students with different nationalities.

Grand international tour

If you take part in the four-year bachelor’s course, you can choose to participate in the grand international tour. Your second-year internship is replaced by an extra semester spent studying abroad. You can then spend a year studying at one or two of Tio’s partner universities.

Do you want to study abroad?

International cooperation

Tio has extended and professionalised the international network in the last few years. This has led to partnerships with several partner institutions. Institution that, like Tio, believe in the power of personal attention for each student. The expectations for the future growth of the network are big. This way Tio offers students the chance to prepare well for the international work field. With a Tio degree, the world is at your feet!

Selection of partner universities

Tio has selected the partner institutions on a number of criteria:

  • The education of the partner needs to be in the field of business, marketing, hospitality, event management or tourism.
  • The offered courses at the partner are attractive for Tio students and the language of instruction needs to be in one of the foreign languages taught at Tio.
  • The semesters need to be more or less equal, the education is practice-based and the degree programme has been accredited.
  • The city and area are of importance, as well as the supervision the partner can offer.
  • Arranging housing for incoming students and the facilities are also factors in the final decision.

In other words, these universities – like Tio itself – have real added value!

Choose your minor

In addition to your major, in which you follow the courses from the curriculum, you can choose a minor of 20 ECs or two minors of 10 ECs to expand your knowledge. Which minor suits you best?

Event management

This minor teaches you how you can strategically use an event to promote a brand or business.

Event Management Minor @ Tio University

Management development internship

An intensive management internship for exceptional students that has you developing and applying your management skills.

Grand international tour

Instead of a second internship, you will study abroad for two semesters at one or two of Tio’s partner universities. 
Only available as part of the four-year programme.

Practical minor

Put everything you have learned during your studies into practice by conducting research at an organisation.

International business

You will acquire knowledge of international marketing, business English and international management to be able to advise a global player.

Minor International Business @ Tio University

Research

This minor is the perfect preparation for an academic master’s programme  and teaches you more about conducting research.

Research Minor @ Tio University

International financial management 

You analyse the international, business and financial risks of corporate acquisitions.

Minor Financial Management @ Tio

Sales

Develop your sales skills: familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of customer relationship management, social selling and co-creation within the B2B sector.

Sales minor at Tio

Internship minor

If you want to acquire even more practical experience, increase your knowledge of the sector and give your CV a boost, you can complete an internship at an organisation of your choosing.

Practical Internship Minor @ Tio University

Study abroad

Enrich your language skills and international contacts by studying one semester at a partner university abroad. 
The semesters of some universities do not align with Tio’s. As a result, you may miss a few weeks of classes at Tio or incur one or more months’ worth of study delay. Spending two semesters at one of Tio’s partner universities is only possible when you choose the four-year study programme.

MinorsMinors
Event management10
Management development internship20
Grand international tour40
Practical minor10
International business20
Research10
International financial management10
Sales10
Internship minor20
Study abroad20
Minors
Event management10
Grand international tour40
International business20
International financial management10
Internship minor20
Minors
Management development internship20
Practical minor10
Research10
Sales10
Study abroad20

* EC stands for European Credit. One EC equals a workload of 28 hours. Subject to changes.

Which minor suits you best?

Bachelor’s degree in 3 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor course. In the three-year course both internships will take place during the summer and this will shorten your summer holiday. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Science (BSc).


September-January

January-May

June-August

Year 1

Lectures 1

Lectures 2

Internship 1

Year 2

Lectures 3

Lectures 4

Internship 2

Year 3

Lectures 5

Minor

Final thesis

Bachelor’s degree in 4 years

Students who opt for the four-year programme will be able to enjoy summer holidays (with the exception of the first year) and can also participate in the grand international Tour, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad at Tio’s partner universities for two semesters. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Science (BSc).


September-January

January-May

June-August

Year 1

Lectures 1

Lectures 2

Internship 1

Year 2

Lectures 3

Lectures 4

Holiday

Year 3

Lectures 5

Internship 2

Holiday

Year 4

Minor

Final thesis


Associate degree in 2 years

As of September 2020, Tio also offers Associate degree programmes*! An Associate degree is a 2-year higher education programme (hbo in Dutch), after which you can immediately get started in the professional field. The programme offers professional knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in practice.

The Associate degree programmes are set up in collaboration with the business world, based on the special desire for employees with a level of education that lies between mbo4 (vocational training programme) and a bachelors degree.


September-January

January-May

June-August

Year 1

Lectures 1

Lectures 2

Internship 1

Year 2

Lectures 3

Lectures 4

Internship 2

* You can earn your Associate degree (Ad) in 2 years at Tio. The Associate degree programmee is offered subject to accreditation by the NVAO.

Campuses

The locations in Amsterdam and Utrecht offer the bachelor’s degrees in English. All bachelor’s degrees and vocational training courses are available in Dutch at all five campuses. 

Tio University of Applied Sciences has campuses in:

Study load

The study load is ± 25 to 27 contact hours and ± 15 to 17 hours of home study per week, dependent on whether you are following the 3 or 4-year programme. In the final year, dependent on the minor(s) selected, you have fewer contact hours and more home studying.

Division of education time

Division of education time for the marketing programme


What do you do at the bachelor programme Commere Entrepreneurship and Organisations?

Study trip to Tallinn for marketing students
Study trip to Tallinn for marketing students
Branding: develop your own brand
Sales week project @ Tio University
Marketing and Sales internship in New York
Marketing & Sales internship in London
Average rating for this Tio programme: 4.4 on a 5-point scale based on 9 reviews.